PETER-2 TOTAL CHAPTERS: 3
PETER-2 TOTAL VERSES: 61
TOTAL WORDS: 1,559
DATE WRITTEN: 66 AD
Assurance Of Salvation. To encourage Christians in their suffering. Doctrine of Christ, Church and the last days. Warning Against False Teachers.
Peter, Christians residing in Pontus, Cappadocia, Galatia, Asia, and Bithynia.
BOOK OF PETER-2 KEY VERSES:
1:3-4: His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
1:10: Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble.
3:9: The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
3:18: But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
This book is also considered as a letter written by Peter although its authorship has been challenged many times in history. But still, the majority of elders recognized it as Peter’s letter. Peter is one among four prominent apostles of Jesus. Peter original name was Simeon son of Jonah. Born in a Greek city of Bethsaida but he also lived in Capernaum in Galilee. He worked as a fisherman and have much contact with Gentiles. Peter was one of the first disciples called. He always stands first in the lists of disciples. This Book was written toward the end of Peter’s life. Since Peter was killed in Rome during the rule of Nero, his death must have happened earlier to AD 68. So this Book most likely written around 65-68AD. It is written to Christians scattered throughout the region of Asia Minor modern-day Turkey specially addressing to Christians residing in Pontus, Cappadocia, Galatia, Asia, and Bithynia, a vast area of approx. 200,000 square Km. The subject of this letter is pure knowledge. Peter explains that misleading teachers had crawled in and were quietly undermining the true teachings of the Gospel. There is also a caution a warning against apostasy that do not revert to sin after converting to Christian. And that such a person would be worse off than before as in chapter 2 verse 20 and a warning of the old saying that a “dog returns to its vomit,” and a “the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire” as in Chapter 2 verse 22.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter#1. The Great and Precious Promises. Get sure of the Lord’s calling and choosing you. Salvation Based On The Word Of God. So supplement faith with virtue and love. We were eyewitnesses of Christ.
Chapter#2. False Teachers. Dishonest teachers are bringing about their own destruction. Angels have thrown into Tartarus. Flood; Sodom and Gomorra. If God did not spare angels, then he knows how to punish the unrighteous.
Chapter#3. The Lord is not slow, but patient. Burning of the Present Heavens and Earth. The day of the Lord will arrive at an unusual time. New heavens and a new earth.